Hand Shaped Surfboards
It all started with a dream of finding empty, remote waves.
Matt was born and raised in Switzerland and as for every land locked waterman surfing meant travelling. Over the past twelve years the journey included adventures along Europe's Atlantic Coast, Morocco, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Mexico and Nicaragua.
In 2008 Matt moved out to the coast and settled in Vancouver, BC. Surfing in the Pacific Northwest came with colder temperatures and thicker wetsuits. Once adjusted to the rougher climate, the entire surf potential between Vancouver Island and California became accessible. Getting our toes wet still meant travelling, so no road trip is too long, no ferry is too expensive (although honestly they are...) and not even snow on the beach could stop us from chasing waves.
The next step ahead is about accessing surf that can't be reached by car. We dream of trips along Canada's rugged west coast, riding boards that we've built with our own hands. It is about moving away from the mainstream surf industry to creating our own gear built the way we see surfing. In 2014 we met Nate and Mitch from Shaper Studios and started with our first board.
This board is designed for the gentle and rather flat waves we encounter here on an average day. Every element of the board is designed with the conditions and surfer in mind. The wide longboard shaped nose makes it easy to catch waves and gives the board plenty stability. The board is not too wide so can still be carried easily. The blank is shaped to match fat waves. It has plenty of volume providing uplift for easy paddling. The 70's style rounded tail and the single fin give the board an old school feel making it turn gracefully in long drawn out arcs.